In The News: Life-Long Santa Rosan Bassignani Still Plays In Beloved Drum Corps

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Nello Bassignani likes vegetables well enough, as you’d expect a vigorous 100-year-old would. But he knew long ago he didn’t care to spend his life planting and plucking them.

As a kid in west Santa Rosa’s Little Italy district, Bassignani helped his immigrant parents reap a lean living from a leased garden whose soil lies today beneath Dutton Avenue.

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Posted by on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. Filed under Current News, DCA News.